Prior BigLaw and In-house Experience
- Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
- McGuireWoods LLP
- Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
- Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP
- Mavenir Systems, Inc.
- Vanderbilt Law School, J.D. 1984
- Class rank: first in the class (1/170)
- Founder’s Medal, Jackson Prize, Martin Medal
- Associate Articles Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
- University of Tennessee, B.A. 1981
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Eta Sigma Phi
- Rush chairman, Beta Theta Pi
- New York
- Virginia (Inactive)
Skills of a Private-to-Public Company General Counsel
Sam Garrett served as general counsel and executive officer of an NYSE software company (since acquired), and Sam offers his Grable Martin Fulton PLLC clients all the same getting-to-yes skills, drive and know-how. His broad experience in solving problems across the emerging company, private equity, divisional and public company stages equips Sam to help you reach your goals quickly, consistently and on budget.
Before becoming a general counsel, Sam was a partner and counsel at major law firms based in New York, London, Virginia and Texas (see left column).
Accomplishments and Core Areas
Sam’s accomplishments include:
- Building a global legal department from scratch
- Co-leading a technology company from $10 million sales to an IPO via Morgan Stanley
- Contracts in 90+ countries
- 300+ private placements and financings
- 100+ M&A deals
- 53 IPOs and 200+ SEC-registered securities offerings
- General business, board and executive counseling
Sam also handles:
- Compliance, including SEC, FCPA, NYSE/Nasdaq and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
- IP agreements and IP program management
- Confidentiality, non-competition and similar matters
- Dispute resolution, threat management and supervision of litigation
- Insurance programs and claim matters
For Sam’s full CV, including lists of many representative matters, please click here: Sam Garrett CV
Currently, Sam serves as a trustee and as treasurer of The Writer’s Garret, a Dallas-based non-profit which teaches writing and creative writing to impoverished children, to military veterans, to cancer survivors and to others who long to tell their stories.
Previously, Sam has served on the boards of an Episcopal church, as well as non-profits raising funds for African college educations, and managing funds for the benefit of elderly housing and medical care. Sam has also made humanitarian trips to the Peruvian Andes, northern Nigeria and Uganda.
Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Sam came to Dallas from London in 2005. In his personal time, Sam roots for the Cowboys, Mavericks and Rangers, and enjoys many other interests, including tennis, golf, sporting clays, fiction and movies.